Thursday, November 20, 2008
Someone sent me this today. Click on the link below to hear and see the pictures and hear the music. You will love it...May God bless you as this has blessed me...
Big Mud Puddles and Sunny Yellow Dandelions
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take - but by the moments that take our breath away."
When I look at a patch of dandelions, I see a bunch of weeds that are going to take over my yard.
My kids see flowers for Mom and blowing white fluff you can wish on.
When I look at an old drunk and he smiles at me, I see a smelly, dirty person who probably wants money and I look away.
My kids see someone smiling at them and they smile back.
When I hear music I love, I know I can't carry a tune and don't have much rhythm so I sit self-consciously and listen.
My kids feel the beat and move to it. They sing out the words. If they don't know them, they make up their own.
When I feel wind on my face, I brace myself against it. I feel it messing up my hair and pulling me back when I walk.
My kids close their eyes, spread their arms and fly with it, until they fall to the ground laughing.
When I pray, I say thee and thou and grant me this, give me that.
My kids say, "Hi God! Thanks for my toys and my friends. Please keep the bad dreams away tonight. Sorry, I don't want to go to Heaven yet. I would miss my Mommy and Daddy."
When I see a mud puddle I step around it. I see muddy shoes and dirty carpets.
My kids sit in it. They see dams to build, rivers to cross, and worms to play with.
I wonder if we are given kids to teach or to learn from? No wonder God loves the little children!
Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
I wish you Big Mud Puddles and Sunny Yellow Dandelions!!!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I am again taking the medicine needed to cure my fat disease. I was in remission with a year's maintenance in sight when I was knocked off track by a medical experience about 5 weeks ago. My mindset was destroyed by what was happening to me that started out as a simple eye operation and ended up with the possible loss of my sight in my right eye. I won't know for a few months if it will come back or not. It was the worst experience ever and at first I had no appetite so I ate sweets until my appetite came back. I began "free feeding" eating for emotional and physical strength. I soon got my appetite back and ate whatever hubby fixed. One month after surgery I am now ready to put all my tips and tricks back to work and start taking off the 10 lbs that I gained. I started with my mindset and started journaling again and drinking my 10 glasses of water. I remembered that to succeed I needed to aim high, think outside the box, keep my mindset positive and to not listen to the voices in my head telling me to eat this, eat that. I know that those voices like to say anything to get me to eat things I shouldn't eat. I managed to keep my calories to 1071 with 75 carbs yesterday and woke up this morning to a one lb loss. My friend, co-leader Cindy was doing a water fast today and I started thinking the same old self defeating thoughts about what if I'm not strong enough to do a water fast and it might be too much stress until I feel better. I finally recognized the voice for what it is, the evil thoughts. At that point I took charge of my thoughts and said to myself, "you can do this" and you know what?? I'm doing it and it's not hard. I'm on my toes to catch any of the usual traps in water fasting. The voice that says it's time to eat (I tell it that it's a no food day) The wandering into the kitchen to check out the refrigerator and the cupboards. (again I repeat, it's a no food day) I listen for my mindset's positive thoughts and comments like "You are in control, you can eat tomorrow, in the morning I'll see a 3-4 lb loss and I won't die if I don't eat today. Then I remember that if I lose 3-4 lbs that I'm well on my way to ridding myself of "those 10 lbs". I remind myself of how confident I'll be because I've taken back the control that food has on me and the feelings of defeat are a memory that has disappeared. Everything starts with a thought that leads to the deeds we do that lead to our future and I'm starting to feel confident again! I can taste success and it tastes good to me... Oh, yeah, I've started exercising again too. I can do this!
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Did you know?
1. The Garden of Eden was in Iraq
2. Mesopotamia, which is now Iraq, was the cradle of civilization!
3. Noah built the ark in Iraq
4. The Tower of Babel was in Iraq
5. Abraham was from Ur, which is in Southern Iraq !
6. Isaac's wife Rebekah is from Nahor, which is in Iraq !
7. Jacob met Rachel in
8. Jonah preached in Nineveh - which is in Iraq
9. Assyria, which is in Iraq, conquered the ten tribes of Israel
10. Amos cried out in Iraq !
11 Babylon , which is in Iraq , destroyed Jerusalem
12. Daniel was in the lion's den in Iraq !
13. The three Hebrew children were in the fire in Iraq (Jesus had been in Iraq also as the fourth person in the Fiery Furnace!)
14. Belshazzar, the King of Babylon saw the 'writing on the wall' in Iraq
15. Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, carried the Jews captive into Iraq
16. Ezekiel preached in Iraq ..
17. The wise men were from Iraq .
18. Peter preached in Iraq
19. The 'Empire of Man' described in Revelation is called Babylon , which was a city in Iraq !
And you have probably seen this one: Israel is the nation most often mentioned in the Bible.
But do you know which nation
It is Iraq !
However, that is not the name that is used in the Bible.
The names used in the Bible are Babylon , Land of Shinar , and Mesopotamia . The word Mesopotamia means between the two rivers, more exactly between the Tigris
And Euphrates Rivers .
The name Iraq , means country with deep roots.
Indeed Iraq is a country with deep roots and is a very significant country in the Bible.
No other nation, except Israel , has more history and prophecy associated with it than Iraq
And also, This is something to think about: Since
America is typically represented by an eagle.
Saddam should have read up on his Muslim passages ...
The following verse is from the Koran, (the Islamic Bible)
Koran ( 9:11 ) - For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle.. The wrath of the Eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah and lo, while some of the people trembled in despai r still more rejoiced; for the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah;
And there was peace.
(Note the verse number!) Hmmmmmmm?!
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